Weekly Update

Hard to believe we have just 9 days left until Christmas holidays! We have had a great week in Grade 2. Started the week off with our decorating party, and I must say, our classroom looks amazing! A huge thank you to all of the parents that came out to help us with that, we couldn’t do it without you! We also had a fire drill on Tuesday, always good to check in and review what to do in the case of an emergency. Food drive has been happening all week, and continues on, until the 18th of December.

Dates to Remember:

Tuesday, December 10th – Buddy Christmas Party

Friday, December 13th

  • Knight Day
  • Christmas Games afternoon

Monday, December 16th

  • Grade 4-12 Christmas Concert – 6:30pm
  • Christmas Movie Afternoon

Thursday, December 19th

  • Christmas Concert – 1pm – dismissed after the concert
  • Holidays BEGIN!

Spelling: 

No more spelling lists until the new year.

Reminders and Other Information:

  • READ, READ, READ 🙂
  • sight words – practice and return these – lots of you are not doing this, please make it a priority to practice and return them
  • Our annual food drive is set to begin on November 25th! This year our class has been paired up with the grade 4’s and our challenge is to bring in as many cans of tuna or canned meat as possible. Our team will be awarded 5 points for every can of tuna/meat brought in. All other food items will be given 1 point. If you prefer to send in money, each dollar will be awarded 5 points. December 18th will be the final day to donate. I love this fundraiser as it blesses children and families in our own communities!
  • Our Primary Christmas Concert will be held on December 19th at 1pm. This year the Grade Twos will be dressing up as wisemen. We will wear crowns (I will provide) and each student needs to wear their uniform, and bring a scarf. The scarf will be worn diagonally over their uniform.
  • for our buddy Christmas Party, I need each student to bring one full toilet paper roll

Weekly Update

And just like that we are in December and all the crazy and busy that comes along with it! Hard to believe we are just 2 1/2 weeks away from holidays. These next couple weeks will be full! We have started talking about Holidays Around the World and we learned that in the Netherlands children draw names and then make something for that person at school, and everyone enjoyed doing this for someone in our class. We enjoyed some hot chocolate, and did some writing to go along with it, while  also warming us up on one of these really cold, windy days!

Dates for December:

Monday, December 2nd – Class Decorating Party

Tuesday, December 3rd – lockdown drill

Tuesday, December 10th – Buddy Christmas Party

Friday, December 13th

  • Knight Day
  • Christmas Games afternoon

Monday, December 16th

  • Grade 4-12 Christmas Concert – 6:30pm
  • Christmas Movie Afternoon

Thursday, December 19th

  • Christmas Concert – 1pm – dismissed after the concert
  • Holidays BEGIN!

Spelling:

We will have no more spelling lists until the new year.

Reminders and Other Information:

  • READ, READ, READ 🙂
  • sight words – practice and return these – lots of you are not doing this, please make it a priority to practice and return them
  • Our annual food drive is set to begin on November 25th! This year our class has been paired up with the grade 4’s and our challenge is to bring in as many cans of tuna or canned meat as possible. Our team will be awarded 5 points for every can of tuna/meat brought in. All other food items will be given 1 point. If you prefer to send in money, each dollar will be awarded 5 points. December 18th will be the final day to donate. I love this fundraiser as it blesses children and families in our own communities!
  • Our Primary Christmas Concert will be held on December 19th at 1pm. This year the Grade Twos will be dressing up as wisemen. We will wear crowns (I will provide) and each student needs to wear their uniform, and bring a scarf. The scarf will be worn diagonally over their uniform.
  • for our buddy Christmas Party, I need each student to bring one full toilet paper roll

Volunteers Still Needed

Good afternoon, I am still looking for a couple more people to help out with our decorating party on Monday afternoon from abou 1:30 until the end of the day – please email me and let me know if you can come join us 🙂

Friday Update

It has been such a great week! We enjoyed dressing up for Western Day, our skating field trip, and hot lunch/Knight Day. While the weather has been cold, it has also been great to be outside in the beautiful sunshine! This afternoon, we traded in our crayons for pencil crayons … I know this seems like a minor thing, but the excitement about this switch was incredibly high!

Dates to Remember:

Monday, November 25th – food drive begins

Friday, November 29th – pro-d day

Spelling:

No spelling list this week.

Bible Memory:

Galatians 5:22-23 – “But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control; against such, there is no law.”

Reminders and Other Information:

  • READ, READ, READ 🙂
  • sight words – practice and return these – lots of you are not doing this, please make it a priority to practice and return them
  • Our annual food drive is set to begin on November 25th! This year our class has been paired up with the grade 4’s and our challenge is to bring in as many cans of tuna or canned meat as possible. Our team will be awarded 5 points for every can of tuna/meat brought in. All other food items will be given 1 point. If you prefer to send in money, each dollar will be awarded 5 points. December 18th will be the final day to donate. I love this fundraiser as it blesses children and families in our own communities!
  • Our Primary Christmas Concert will be held on December 19th at 1pm. This year the Grade Twos will be dressing up as wisemen. We will wear crowns (I will provide) and each student needs to wear their uniform, and bring a scarf. The scarf will be worn diagonally over their uniform.
  • Decorating Party – we will be have our classroom decorating party on Monday, December 2nd – in the afternoon (from 1-3pm) – I am in need of 4 or 5 parent volunteers that can come and help us with some crafts. Please let me know if you can come and help! I also need 2 parents who are willing to make sugar cookies and bring in icing for the cookies. Let me know if you are willing and able to help in any way!

Friday Update

We had a lockdown drill this week. We reviewed what to do before we started, and everyone knew what was expected, and they carried it out beautifully. Lockdown drills can sometimes seem a little bit scary to the littles, but we have talked about how important it is to be prepared in case of an emergency, and so it was good to see that they all took it seriously.

Also just want to make note of the fact that we have had a LOT of sickness going through our classroom this week. I hope you all get lots of rest this weekend, and are ready and able to be back next week. Remind your children to be washing their hands properly and taking all the precautions that we can!

Dates to Remember:

Tuesday, November 19th – Picture Retakes

Wednesday, November 20th

  • skating field trip
  • Western Dress Up Day

Thursday, November 21st – November scholastic orders due

Friday, November 22nd – hot lunch and knight day

Spelling:

  1. white
  2. paper
  3. cut
  4. its
  5. sick
  6. gave
  7. give
  8. free
  9. back
  10. said

Bible Memory:

Galatians 5:22-23 – “But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control; against such, there is no law.”

Reminders and Other Information:

  • read at home – don’t forget to be bringing your home reading books in!
  • sight words – practice and return these – lots of you are not doing this, please make it a priority to practice and return them
  • skating field trip – students MUST bring their helmet for the field trip – please remember to send it along

Friday Update

What a full and busy week it has been! We had our Worries and Fears Assembly on Tuesday, talking about what it feels like and what we can do to help us through that. And we had our Remembrance Day Assembly today with the whole school. Thanks to any of you that joined us. We’ve enjoying playing outside for gym time, as the gym has been closed for various reasons all week. And reading, reading, reading lots!

Dates to Remember:

Monday, November 11th – Remembrance Day, no school

Wednesday, November 13th – Lockdown Drill

Spelling:

No spelling list this week.

Bible Memory:

Galatians 5:22-23 – “But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control; against such, there is no law.”

Reminders and Other Information:

  • read at home – don’t forget to be bringing your home reading books in!
  • sight words – practice and return these

Friday Update

What a beautiful and sunshiny week we had! It was so refreshing and crisp! Scholastic Book fair was on this week, I hope you were able to check it out and find some great books 🙂 It was a sweet time of worship during chapel on Tuesday. We have been singing a new song called, ‘Way Maker’ … “way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper, light in the darkness” – it was such a beautiful reminder to hear the children belting out these lyrics, with such a presence of the spirit as they sang. We also had a very high energy fall colour day. A huge thank you to all the parents that signed up and came for parent-teacher interviews. It was great to sit down and meet with you all. If you did not make it, please send me an email and we can set up a time to meet next week. It is important that I connect with each of you.

Dates to Remember/November Dates:

Tuesday, November 5th – Worries and Fears Assembly

Friday, November 8th – Remembrance Day Assembly – 2pm

Monday, November 11th – Remembrance Day, no school

Wednesday, November 13th – Fire Drill

Tuesday, November 19th – Picture Retakes

Wednesday, November 20th

  • Western Dress Up Day
  • Skating field trip

Thursday, November 21st – November scholastic orders due

Friday, November 22nd – Hot Lunch and Knight Day

Monday, November 25th – Food Drive begins

Friday, November 29th – Pro-D day

Spelling:

List will be introduced on Monday, November 4th, and tested on Friday, November 8th. We are going to do a week of reviewing words that we have already done, check-in and see how we are doing with them. It is important that it isn’t just wrote memorization for a test, but learning. Hopefully it will be an easier week of practicing at home this week 🙂

  1. come
  2. ask
  3. heat
  4. about
  5. five
  6. some
  7. alone
  8. call
  9. belong
  10. other

Bible Memory:

Our theme for the month of November is – Holy Spirit

Galatians 5:22-23 – “But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control; against such, there is no law.”

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Keep reading at home!
  • remember to bring in sight words when you know them all
  • Remembrance Day assembly on Friday – you are welcome to join us at 2pm for it

Parent Teacher Interviews

On Friday, November 1st, we will be having Parent/Teacher Interviews from 10:00am-4:00pm. As this interview is in place of a report card, I will need to meet with all families. There is a sign up sheet on my classroom door for you to choose your time. If you cannot make it on Friday, please feel free to email me at trast@highroadacademy.com and we can make an appointment for after school next week.

Weekly Update

A short but full week! We packed a lot in to these few days … from picture day, to science experiments where we made slime and ice cream, to buddy reading and some new math games, it has been busy! We used our pumpkin from the pumpkin patch as well. Cut open the top, pulled out the seeds and counted them all!  I hope you all enjoy a restful long weekend.

Dates to Remember:

Tuesday, October 29th – Thursday, October 31st – Scholastic Book Fair

Thursday, October 31st – Fall Colour Day

Friday, November 1st – Parent Teacher Interviews (see details below)

Spelling:

List will be introduced on Monday, October 28th and tested on Monday, November 4th.

  1. how
  2. yard
  3. low
  4. other
  5. men
  6. apple
  7. well
  8. late
  9. that
  10. them

Bible Memory:

Matthew 6:9-13 – “Our Father in heaven, hallowed by your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one. For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.”

Reminders and Other Information:

  • make sure you are practicing reading every night, this is key to learning and growth in Grade 2
  • skating permission slips need to be returned if they have not already been
  • parent teacher interviews – there is a sign up sheet right by the door of my classroom, please come and sign up for a time-slot if you have not already done so
  • scholastic book fair will be open before and after school in the lobby

Sight Word Practice

Good afternoon,

I am sending home (with most students) a sight word practice sheet. On it are some of the sight words that your child does not know. I would like you to practice these at home with your child, and then sign and return it so I can test them on these words. I will send them home with a new list of words, once they have mastered the first list. These are not words they need to be able to spell independently, they are words they need to be able to read independently. Please don’t just practice from the paper I send home, I want them to be able to recognize and read them, not just have them memorized on a piece of paper. If you have any questions about it, let me know.

This is a key year for reading, and we are working on it very hard at school, but support from home makes a huge difference. I will be checking in weekly with your child about this, please take the time to do it. It doesn’t have to be a long, laborious process every day, just a few minutes here and there.

If your child does not come home with a list, then they have mastered all of the sight words we have done up until this point.

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